Nationwide manhunt launched for escaped inmates who killed two GA corrections officers

Donnie Russell Rowe and Ricky Dubose  are the suspects

Donnie Russell Rowe and Ricky Dubose are the suspects

The FBI, the GBI and other agencies are offering the reward for information leading to the capture of Rowe and Dubose. "We see our officers as family".

(Elbert County Sheriff's Office via AP).

So far, the two Georgia jailbirds who murdered two Baldwin State prison guards and escaped from a correctional bus have stayed one step ahead of the authorities. CORRECTS SOURCE TO GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS IN SIGNOFF- This undated photo released by the Georgia Department of Corrections Tuesday, June 13, 2017, shows inmate Ricky Dubose.

The truck would be at least the second vehicle they're alleged to have stolen since their escape Tuesday morning from the prison bus in adjacent Putnam County, Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said.

Putnam County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Teresa Slade says the incident occurred about 7:23 a.m. Tuesday, southeast of Atlanta.

Sills also said both men were still armed Tuesday with the Glock pistols they stole from the murdered guards.

Sheriff Sills asked anyone who has any information about the fugitives to call 911.

An investigation into the fatal shooting of two prison guards will determine whether more should be done to improve security on prison transport buses, Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday. "They're not concerned with anything regarding human life".

Sills says 43-year-old Donnie Russell Rowe and 24-year-old Ricky Dubose overpowered, disarmed and killed Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue and then carjacked a driver who happened to pull up behind the bus on a rural highway.

Sills said later they took over a random house and stole some food and some clothes.

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Authorities put up roadblocks, only to discover Wednesday morning that the pickup had been stolen, from a site about 9 miles away from the burglary. The Georgia license plate is BCX5372.

Sills said it's unknown if the men are still together. Dubose weighs 140 pounds and has tattoos on his face and neck. Officers with the U.S. Marshals Task Force are on standby waiting for verification that Rowe and Dubose are actually there.

Both were serving prison sentences for separate armed robbery and assault convictions, and they knew each other, having once been cellmates, authorities said. Rowe, 43, is meant to be serving a life-long sentence, while 24-year-old Debose is two years into his 20-year sentence.

"We desperately need the public's help in finding both of these vehicles", Sills said.

"I don't care if they're members of the First Presbyterian Church".

A Georgia sheriff says authorities still don't know the whereabouts of two escaped Georgia inmates accused of killing two prison guards.

The slain Baldwin State Prison officers were Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue. The state Department of Corrections is investigating what went wrong Tuesday.

Multiple agencies contributed to a reward of 60,000 USA dollars for information leading to the arrests of the two inmates, Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles said.

"We are searching everywhere in America, ' said Sills". However, I am asking you to surrender yourselves to the nearest law enforcement officer as soon as possible.

"No effort will be spared in pursuit of the killers", Deal said, "and no state resources required in this endeavor will be spared".

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